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By Ali Vitali and Mark Murray
MANCHESTER, N.H. – New York Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand officially entered the ever-expanding pool of the Democratic President's hopeful Sunday, which ended the two months long exploratory phase of her campaign says she is running for the White House to make "big, brave, brave choices."
"Our anthem is asking a question that forces each generation to choose," says Gillibrand in a video released Sunday morning. "Will brave win? Let's answer for ours."
In the video she quotes to vote against bailouts for Wall Street, taking the Pentagon to end sexual assault in the military and transforming a red congressional district blue as examples of her political boldness while in the Washington office.
Gillibrand first announced that she was exploring a bid to President in January.
During the two months of her exploratory phase, she traveled to early voting states to make her presidential campaign; leaned on her role as a mother and uses it as a framework for her political views.
"As a young mother, I have to fight for the children of others as I have to fight for myself, why I think healthcare should be right and not a privilege," she told Stephen Colbert in January when she announces her exploratory committee.
"That's why I think we should have better public schools for a child because it shouldn't matter which block you grow up on."
Over the past 2 months, she has chosen smaller, traditional retail stops, sampling local fares in South Carolina and hosting round tables in New Hampshire on topics such as water pollution and public service.
After Sunday's video announcement, Gillibrand leads to Michigan Monday for an MSNBC town hall with Chris Hayes; to Iowa Tuesday and Wednesday; and until Thursday in Nevada.
She will then cut off her official opening salvo by delivering the first major speech in her presidential campaign Sunday, March 24th – in front of Trump International in New York City.